Motion : Financial Capability Week

Rhoda has given her support to the following member's motion in the Scottish Parliament :

Financial Capability Week

That the Parliament welcomes Financial Capability Week 2016, which runs from 14 to 20 November and is the first UK national campaign week that raises awareness of the importance of financial capability; considers that financial capability in Scotland is stubbornly low, evidenced by reports that one-in-five people cannot read the balance on a bank statement and eight million people have problems with debt; recognises the hard work of debt advice organisations in Scotland to help people in financial difficulty; further recognises that this issue affects every MSP's constituency, and urges Members to support the campaign so that, ultimately, their constituents will find it easier to manage their money well on a day-to-day basis and during periods of financial difficulty.